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Happy Friday!

We have added a few more titles to the catalog, starting with BAYONETTA: Bloody Fate, available now to members in the United States, Canada and South Africa.



Twenty years after her awakening, the hottest witch in gaming history is still searching for clues that could help unravel the mysteries of her dark past. Aided in her quest by the clandestine weapon smith Rodin—and his deadly creations: Scarborough Fair—Bayonetta continues to leave a trail of angel corpses in her irresistible wake.

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King of Thorn is now available to members in the United States and Canada.



Panic spreads worldwide as the Medousa Virus threatens to wipe out the human race. Kasumi is one of 160 people chosen to be cryogenically frozen while a cure is found. When she awakens to find the facility overrun with thorny vines and ravenous monsters, Kasumi and six others struggle to survive this labyrinthine nightmare. If they survive, how long do they have to live?

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We have more catalog titles to announce today!

Shattered Angels will be launching today at 2pm Pacific Time for members in the following territories: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.



Kuu attends school in the city of learning, Academia. She soon finds herself locked in conflict with the Absolute Angels: a group of beautiful girls who feed on human life force to survive. Wielding god-like strength, they have the power to destroy the world itself. But are they truly demons of destruction or simply innocent girls trapped in a fate they can’t escape?

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Hal will be launching today at 3pm Pacific Time for members in the United States and Canada.



Kurumi’s heart was broken by the sudden death of her boyfriend in an airplane accident. A scientist hopes to bring hope to her life.

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Vexille is launching today at 4pm Pacific Time for members in the United States and Canada.



In 2067, Japan sealed itself off from the world after international policy set strict limits on the use of robotic technology. A decade later, the nation’s veil of secrecy is breached by S.W.O.R.D., an elite fighting force operating outside of the protection of the U.S. and her allies. Their mission: Determine if Japan is developing banned robotic bio-technology that could threaten humanity.

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TO Movie is launching today at 5pm Pacific Time for members in the United States and Canada.



The creative force behind Appleseed returns with two haunting vignettes about mankind’s ruthless quest to build a future in the vacuum of space. Elliptical Orbit: a mysterious space freighter carries a power source vital to Earth’s survival. Symbiotic Planet: Aon and Elena—star-crossed lovers from rival countries struggle to survive a deadly alien outbreak!

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We've got a lot of catalog titles coming this week, as more have been added today!

The second season of Assassination Classroom will be available on Crunchyroll today at 5pm for members in the following territories: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, and Premium members in Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark.

In addition, territories for season 1 has also been expanded to include Premium members in Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark as well!

Forget about homework and pop quizzes. The students of Class 3E have a far more important assignment: kill their teacher before the end of the year! A tentacle-d sensei that moves at Mach 20 is out to conquer the classroom after destroying seventy percent of the moon. In addition to reading, writing, and arithmetic, the murderous monster behind the lectern will teach his students everything he knows about the assassination game. Should some eager beaver prove to be a quick study in killing, he or she will save Earth from extinction – and collect a hefty reward.

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Gun X Sword also launches today at 6pm for members in the following territories: United States, Canada.


There’s a claw-fisted, genocidal maniac terrorizing the planet of endless illusion, and only Van, a tight-lipped loner in a jet black tuxedo, can bring the scoundrel to justice. Armed with his shape-shifting sword and a mechanized suit of armor, Van hunts the villain who murdered his one true love. With any luck, he’ll find the man he seeks before the sun sets on civilization.

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Shiki will be available for members in the following territories: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa.


As citizens of a secluded village die off in alarming numbers, the head doctor tries desperately to save them—but his efforts are in vain. Panic and disillusionment run rampant as loved ones’ corpses rise from the grave with an insatiable thirst for human blood. Haunting and hallucinogenic, Shiki stares into the hearts of both the hunter and the hunted—and blurs the line between man and monster.

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Happy Wednesday everyone! We have more additions to the catalog today!

Up first is And you thought there is never a girl online?, launching today at 6pm PT for members in the following territories: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and the Netherlands.



After Hideki Nishimura confesses to a girl online, he is shocked when she turns out to be a boy. Traumatized, he swears to never trust any “girl” players. That is, until one confesses to him! Ako Tamaki is a beautiful loner who has trouble differentiating between what’s reality and the online world she spends so much of her time in. Can Hideki and his guild friends help fix socially inept Ako?

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We are also adding Peacemaker, launching today at 5pm PT for members in the United States and Canada.



After the murder of his parents, young Tetsu begins a quest for vengeance that threatens to consume his soul. His journey leads him to the Shinsengumi, an order of swordsmen at war with the villains who cut down his parents. Tetsu’s training gives him the strength to seek revenge, but he must decide whether to yield to his demonic urges—or become a true peacemaker like his father before him.

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Yatterman Night is launching today at 4pm PT for members in the following territories: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Iceland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark.



Long ago, a pair of heroes called the Yatterman faced off against the Doronbow Gang, led by the sexy villainess Doronjo. Years later the Yatter Kingdom is protected by the new Yatterman. But the mysterious rulers have forced the Yatter people into labor, and unrest runs rampant in the kingdom. Now, a new Doronjo reforms the Doronbow Gang to rebel against the Yatterman.

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Danganronpa: The Animation is launching today at 4pm PT for members in the following territories: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, and Premium Members in Sweden, Norway and the Netherlands.



Hope’s Peak Academy is an elite private school that only accepts the very best. The hallowed halls are ruled by the sadistic administrator Monokuma, who declares that the only way to pass the class is by sending a fellow student home in a body bag.

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BlazBlue: Alter Memory is now available for members in the following territories: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, and Premium Members in Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and the Netherlands.



Long ago, the world was saved from a monstrous creature known as the Black Beast by a group of heroes wielding a powerful combination of magic and science. Now, a rebel named Ragna the Bloodedge—who happens to be the most wanted man on the planet—finds himself in the middle of a mysterious plot that’s somehow connected to the Black Beast’s resurrection and the possible end of the world.

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Brothers Conflict is launching today at 7pm PT for members in the following territories: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Premium Members in Iceland, Sweden, Norway and the Netherlands.



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The announcements haven't stopped coming yet! We're also adding Aria the Scarlet Ammo and Aria the Scarlet Ammo AA to the catalog today at 6pm for members in the following territories: US, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland.


Aria is a volatile girl who’s top dog in assault at a school for young mercenaries. When she discovers her classmate Kinji’s an ace, she strong-arms him into being her partner, but she isn’t the only femme fatale who wants a taste of his combat skills. His secret? He’s only a hotshot when he’s turned on! Aria gets Kinji for one mission, but he’ll end up with more than one finger on his trigger!

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Giant robots are also here as Buddy Complex launches at 7pm for members in the following territories: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa.


When a giant robot suddenly attacks the city, a high-school student named Aoba is saved by a classmate who’s piloting her own mecha. After accepting an offer to join the alliance she's is a part of, Aoba is thrust into the middle of high-flying robot warfare in this new series from the studio that brought you Cowboy Bebop, Outlaw Star, and Escaflowne!

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We've got Robotics;Notes also coming to Crunchyroll starting today at 5pm for members in the following countries: US, Canada, UK, Ireland, and South Africa.


Akiho and Kaito are the only two members of Central Tanegashima High's Robot Club—but maybe not for long. The powers that be are threatening to shut the organization down. If Akiho and Kaito want the club to survive, they’ll need to win the upcoming hobby robot competition in Tokyo. With everything on the line, Akiho and Kaito devise an awesomely bold plan: build a giant fighting robot!

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Hey guys, we have some more new catalog titles coming to Crunchyroll today as Pretear lands today at 3pm for members in the US and Canada!


Himeno was a normal sixteen-year old girl until seven men called the Leafe Knights burst into her life and revealed that she is a being known as the Pretear. Blessed with the power to merge with the Leafe Knights and wield their elemental powers, Himeno must aide her new friends in their quest to stop the evil Princess of Disaster!

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We also have Michiko & Hatchin airing today at 4pm for users in the US and Canada!



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More titles are also being added to the lineup today, including Gungrave at 5pm for members in the US, Canada, and South Africa!


Death doesn’t matter to Brandon Heat. Driven by vengeance, he’s back from the grave and bent on crippling Millennion, a massive mafia organization with legions of undead monster enforcers. Armed with his twin handguns—Ceruberus—and a coffin full of heavy weapons, Heat won’t stop until Millennion’s leader—and Brandon’s former best friend—Harry McDowel is destroyed.

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We also have Fractale coming at 6pm for members in the US and Canada!


Clain lives quietly amongst doppels—holograms that replace his parents and friends. Alone on a typical day, he saves a shrine maiden from pursuers and treats her wounds. He’s mystified by her worldly charms, but she disappears—leaving only a pendant behind. When a curious girl emerges from the amulet, Clain’s life takes a chaotic turn as he seeks to unlock the secrets his new friend holds.

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Hey Everyone,

We have some more catalog titles courtesy of Funimation coming today to Crunchyroll!

First off, we have OniAi, launching today at 3pm PT for members in the following territories: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand.


Akiko is thrilled to be reuniting with Akito, the handsome older brother she hasn’t seen in years! In fact, she might be a little too excited. This pint-sized cutie has a big brother complex, and she’s not interested in sharing his attention. Unfortunately for little sister, she and Akito won’t be living alone: three gorgeous girls from the student council will be along for the ride!

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Next up, from the same studio that brought you hits like My Hero Academia and Mob Psycho 100, comes Scrapped Princess, launching today at 4pm PT for members in the following territories: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark. Netherlands.


Pacifica Cassul is a kindhearted girl living on the run, for prophecy has named her the poison that would destroy the world. Known as the Scrapped Princess, she’s the target of countless followers of a powerful religion. But even when it seems like the whole world is out to get her, she always has her two adoptive siblings—Shannon and Raquel. Together they travel the countryside, making new friends and battling countless foes. Bit by bit, they uncover the incredible truth behind the prophecy and its ties to mysterious events from 5,000 years ago. With the fate of the world in her naïve hands, Pacifica and her siblings must learn who to trust and take on enemies of godly power. But for all their struggle, should such a poison be allowed to live?
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"Next up, from the same studio that brought you hits like My Hero Academia and Mob Psycho 100"

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Well, let's start with the titles that Funimation won't expand to Latin America (and Crunchyroll won't do anything).

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If Crunchyroll could just wiggle its nose and get Latin American rights, I am sure it would.

But we live in the real world; and Crunchy either has to negotiate direct with a Japanese company, or with whatever company already has the Latin American rights. If a company is happy with its Latin American platform, it probably does not want Crunchy in there too.
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I'm not complaining, but I am curious why the Funimation library additions are coming a day early this week.
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TheAncientOne wrote:

I'm not complaining, but I am curious why the Funimation library additions are coming a day early this week.


Maybe they don't want to take away from the Twitch marathon starting tomorrow? Aside from the week's simulcasts I guess.
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If Crunchyroll could just wiggle its nose and get Latin American rights, I am sure it would.

But we live in the real world; and Crunchy either has to negotiate direct with a Japanese company, or with whatever company already has the Latin American rights. If a company is happy with its Latin American platform, it probably does not want Crunchy in there too.


No, they won't. Even the crooks at Funimation.


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OniAi has episode 13 missing . Funimation use to have it on streaming for premium users but it's gone from there too . Glad I have the Blu-ray . It was cheap too...
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Scrapped Princess brings back memories...

...memories of a time before the anime bubble burst.
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Most importantly, it's great that most of the Nordic countries now get streaming access to Scrapped Princes, and that South Africa gets streaming access to Gungrave and Scrapped Princess.

And did Oz/NZ not have streaming access to Scrapped Princess & OniAi before? Anime News Network has Madman down as a distributor, but maybe that was from the expired Bandai license? If that was the case, it's always good news when a good series comes back.

For everyone else, it's just existing streaming access shuffling around from one platform to another.

Anyway, the main thing is for everyone who got new access to Scrapped Princess to watch it. It starts out like another Fantasy series, but it's got a surprise built into it. Well worth watching ... heck, I've watched it twice, since it's a bit of a different experience watching it once you know the surprise (which is why I'm not going to spoil it).

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deadFreak781 wrote: Well, let's start with the titles that Funimation won't expand to Latin America (and Crunchyroll won't do anything).

Rights on catalog titles don't "expand".

"Rights expansions" are one of two things: first, there's a new contract; second, during negotiations for rights, the licensor convinces the licensee to include more rights, .

On the first kind, calling it a "territory expansion" is really deceptive, if it makes people think that the original contract has been somehow amended. Really, it's a demand that Funimation negotiate new streaming contracts for old catalog titles for territories where it won't be streaming dubs. They won't be earning the money back from their share of revenues for those rights, and the money to fund business transaction costs does not drop down from the heavens just because anime fans wished that it did. So that is basically asking that Funimation's customers subsidize your streaming on Crunchyroll.

On the second kind, that kind of "rights expansion" are the kind that might be seeing all the time during the simulcast announcement period ... except because the original territory offer is rarely announced, we often don't know that we are seeing it. Whenever we see an announcement with territory to be announced later, it's possible that they are pushing for additional territories after the basic terms have been agreed to and they are finalizing the final details (like who is respomsioble for materials delivery and on what schedule).

On that second kind, the time for that is long past for these titles, they existing contracts negotiated and signed a while ago. Some have already expired on their first term and are already on their second license period.
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deadFreak781 wrote: Well, let's start with the titles that Funimation won't expand to Latin America (and Crunchyroll won't do anything).

Rights on catalog titles don't "expand".

"Rights expansions" are one of two things: first, there's a new contract; second, during negotiations for rights, the licensor convinces the licensee to include more rights, .

On the first kind, calling it a "territory expansion" is really deceptive, if it makes people think that the original contract has been somehow amended. Really, it's a demand that Funimation negotiate new streaming contracts for old catalog titles for territories where it won't be streaming dubs. They won't be earning the money back from their share of revenues for those rights, and the money to fund business transaction costs does not drop down from the heavens just because anime fans wished that it did. So that is basically asking that Funimation's customers subsidize your streaming on Crunchyroll.

On the second kind, that kind of "rights expansion" are the kind that might be seeing all the time during the simulcast announcement period ... except because the original territory offer is rarely announced, we often don't know that we are seeing it. Whenever we see an announcement with territory to be announced later, it's possible that they are pushing for additional territories after the basic terms have been agreed to and they are finalizing the final details (like who is respomsioble for materials delivery and on what schedule).

On that second kind, the time for that is long past for these titles, they existing contracts negotiated and signed a while ago. Some have already expired on their first term and are already on their second license period.


And don't forget the "company's areas served". They only serve English-speaking countries and we, in Latin America, assumed that they won't consider Latin America as an area served by them, unless a PR release tells the opposite.that's why westill don't getting simulcast titles by them (e.g. 18if in this season), and they're in their right to do that.
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Never seen Scrapped Princess - need to find the time to fit a 24 episode anime in somewhere lol.
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deadFreak781 wrote: And don't forget the "company's areas served". They only serve English-speaking countries and we, in Latin America, assumed that they won't consider Latin America as an area served by them, unless a PR release tells the opposite.that's why we still don't getting simulcast titles by them (e.g. 18if in this season), and they're in their right to do that.

And now that Funimation has handed subs over to Crunchyroll (those that it has the right to hand over, at least), and is focusing exclusively on dubs for streaming, there wouldn't be a lot of revenue in it for Funimation to stream English dubs to Latin America. Probably not any net revenue, when the costs of expanding their billing systems to fit with Latin American payment systems are taken into account.

The thing is, most of the shared license pick ups now appear to be joint pick-ups ... as was discussed when the deal was first anounced.

With Funimation & Crunchyroll looking like they are sharing the contract negotiation costs, that puts Crunchyroll in a position to demand that a broad region is asked for. And if you look from Funimation's simuldubs this year to the territory rights of the same on Crunchyroll, it's clear that the deal is successful in delivering broader territory rights than Funimation alone was picking up before ... as we see everytime their existing catalog moves over.

However, for 18if, while the series started in July, Funimation announced it in late April ... as well as announcing GameSamba's iOS release of 18: Dream World as well as update of the Android game released in October of 2016. So it's quite possible that Funimation's negotiation for 18if goes back to the formation of the production committee, and with the announcement of the greenlight coming in December 2016, that would put it back before Funimation and Crunchyroll started their slate of joint pick-ups, which are mostly "Worldwide outside Asia".
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Never seen Scrapped Princess - need to find the time to fit a 24 episode anime in somewhere lol.


I know the feeling :> I looked at my list I have around 120 anime's that I've put on there that I want to watch hehe and it just keeps growing.


Anyone know how these anime's are?
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TheAncientOne wrote:

I'm not complaining, but I am curious why the Funimation library additions are coming a day early this week.


Maybe they don't want to take away from the Twitch marathon starting tomorrow? Aside from the week's simulcasts I guess.


Twitch marathon?

Never mind I found and OMG :> most of that I will ignore as I already seen...but YURI YURI YURI!!!! I loved that series to death, can't wait for season 2, might catch both of them...hehe.
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